12 November, 2008

1 Year

Today is my one year anniversary at work...

It's cheesy, I know, but it's kind of a big deal to me , because I really enjoy what I do.

A year ago the future did not look so bright. I was in a job I was good at but really did not enjoy. It was hard for me to get behind the vision. I was dealing with future leaders and I wanted to work with the marginalized...

I remember my first day, I thought everyone was older than me, more experienced. My boss was so professional, and the other girl in orientation asked better questions and seemed so much more put together.

Do you ever have those times when you feel like a little girl playing dress up? I feel that way all the time! I feel like I have my grandmother's heels and pearls on and that I am playing office - I'm not old enough or qualified enough to actually work in one!

Or like today at work I was sliding over our O-Shaped table to plug in cords in the center, in a skirt, and my other boss was in the room the whole time. And I kept thinking every time I swung my legs away from him, "Would it have been more professional to have crawled on the floor?" Nope, tried it, it wasn't.

See I am still the little girl who would take her shoes off and slide really fast across the floor after the square dance before they could sweep the dust off. Or come into dinner with dirt on my face and mud down my shirt because I had lost track of time building a fort or playing in the stream until the bell sounded.

That's who I am, not this polished, sophisticated, adult who goes to work every morning...

But, what can I say, I love it!

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